Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) Degree (UW Colleges)(UW Flexible Option)
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the institution of access to the entire University of Wisconsin System and offers readily-transferable general education curriculum at its 13 two-year campuses across the state.
Students who take University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) courses can earn an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree (a broad-based liberal arts degree), complete their requirements for other degree programs and/or take classes for other individual reasons.
UW Colleges Online and UW Flexible Option offer you these same opportunities entirely online from anywhere including home, school, work or traveling afar. The UW Colleges AAS degree fulfills the university-wide, college, school and general education breadth requirements for most bachelor's degree programs and is widely accepted by other institutions, including those within and beyond the University of Wisconsin System.
Expect to spend an average of 3 to 4 hours per week per credit on each fall or spring semester course and 5 to 8 hours per week per credit on each summer course.
Complete a course within a specific semester timeframe that typically lasts about 15 weeks. UW Colleges Online courses are not accelerated nor are they self-paced; they follow the same academic calendar as the 13 UW Colleges campuses.
Total credits required for completion: 60
AAS students must apply as degree-seeking students. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow adequate time for admissions and financial aid processing to occur (the application/financial aid process can take several weeks). Once admitted, you will then become known as a UW Colleges Online degree-seeking student for advising and registration purposes. If admitted to the UW Flexible Option, you become known as a UW Colleges degree-seeking student.